Press conference: Names released of officers who killed Alex Nieto!
Joined by the Nieto family, we will make a public statement about the shooting officers’ names finally being revealed.
Press Conference on Monday, 1-5-15
Names released of officers who killed Alex Nieto
Today at 2:00pm
Alex Nieto Memorial Site, Alex Nieto Memorial Park
(formerly Bernal Heights Park in San Francisco, California)
Please come today to the Alex Nieto Memorial Site at the Alex Nieto Memorial Park (previously known as Bernal Heights Park) to show your support for Justice 4 Alex Nieto at a press conference!
Names of killer cops finally released after more than 9 months of community pressure and legal action!
Today is the official court date of release of the names of the officers who killed Alex Nieto and two other officers present at the shooting. For nine months community members have been clamoring for the release of these names. In a false show of transparency, SFPD leaked the names to the press last Friday January 2nd, 2014. These names were ordered to be made public by a federal court judge, because the excuse used by SFPD for the previous nine months held no legal grounds. This is a community victory!
SFPD and the City have been involved in a cover-up campaign since the start. It therefore comes as no surprise that Sgt. Jason Sawyer, who was the commanding officer at the scene and first to respond, was previously involved in another questionable shooting in 1998 with Officer Furminger, the later convicted on federal felony charges just last month. (Furminger was also one of the killers of Idriss Stelley in 2001.) Sgt. Sawyer was promoted to Lt. after he killed Alex Nieto.
We’ve also learned that Officer Roger Morse, in 2008, crashed his cruiser with his partner into a liquor store at 3:30am without admonishment of consequence that we know about.
The police officers who perpetuated Alex Nieto’s unwarranted killing will finally get the close public scrutiny they deserve.
Let’s hope justice follows…
Come be part of a movement to end police impunity in San Francisco! Join us on the Hill today to express your solidarity.